Obama’s Berlin Speech — Grobe Nichts
Grobe Nichts means a Big Nothing. Barack Obama spoke to a large crowd in Berlin — a big over-hyped media event designed to make Obama look Presidential to US voters.
Obama’s speech ran about 35 minutes and was filled with lots of platitudes and short on what his policies would be as President. He touched on every subject he could throw into the mix from the Berlin Airlift to Darfur, NATO and nuclear weapons.
This speech was an opportunity to show the world how he would lead, instead it was a laundry list of ideas with no solutions. But that is what his whole campaign has been about — just words, empty ones from this empty suit.
Obama’s speech did not inspire me — but he looked good in front of the large crowd. His campaign claimed it was over 200,000. — Before his arrival the crowd was entertained by two very popular German bands, reggae artist Patrice and rock band Reamonn.
All of these orchestrated events will be part of new ads trying to convince us that these pretty images makes him presidential. This was Obama’s first time ever in Germany and Europe — his blitzkrieg world tour does not make up for his fleeting knowledge of global politics.
Obama lacks the subtle, heartfelt characteristics of a U.S. President and world leader, he has no humility — Hot Air describes it this way: Cheering Germans or American military? Snubbing wounded soldiers?
Obama can read a speech and do the dance but what does he really think? We won’t know until it’s too late — or until we reject him in November.
See NewsBusters: ABC’s Jake Tapper: Obama Thinks He’s President; Denies Media Access
Posted: 1220PT 07/24/08